(Posted 6:30 p.m., Feb. 13)
lineup highlights second GMC performance of the season
By Fred Sherwin
Ten-year-old Jeremy Xia performs Oskar Bolck's
Sonatina in G+ at the Gloucester Music Club
concert on Saturday night. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Gloucester Music Club held its second concert series of
the season on the weekend with over 50 talented musicians
performing over two nights at the Orleans United Church.
performers were in mid-season form with the Kiwanis Music
Festival looming on the horizon.
night's concert was kicked off with a brilliant performance
by 12-year-old pianist Jerrie Feng who played Friedrich
Kuhlau's Sonatina in A+ II. She was followed by another
wonderful young performer in Anthony Kubelka who played
Robert Schumann's "An Important Event".
the 26 young pianists who performed Saturday night, there
were no weak links. Among the early highlights was Emily
Hou's rendition of Clementi's Sonatina in C+ Op. 36 No.
3 and Jillian Kimbell's performance of Stephen "Chatman's
concert included three of Chopin's nocturnes. The first,
Noctunre in C-, was performed by Amy Li.; Yaying Chi played
Nocturne in Eb+; and Joshua Kandiah performed the Polish
composer's Nocturne in e- Op.72 No. 1.
was also a popular choice. Besides Feng's performance
of the early 19th century Danish composer's Sonatina in
A+ II, Alice Yang chose his Sonatina in A+ 1 Op. 60 No.2,
and Henry Yin delivered one of the highlights of the evening
with his performance of Kuhlau's Sonatina in A+ II Op.
59 No. 1.
concert was brought to a dramatic end with two truly magical
recitals. The first by 10 year-old Jeremy Xia who performed
Oskar Bolck's Sonatina in G+, and the second by Kevin
Yang who ended the night on high note with his rendition
of Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude with Fugue in G+ Book
II No. 15.
Gloucester Music Club series is organized by members of
the Gloucester Music Teacher's Association to give their
students and other young aspiring musicians the chance
to perform in front of an audience.
of the young musician use the concerts as a chance to
prepare for the Kiwanis Music Festival competition which
is held every spring. They also use the series to prepare
for their annual Royal Conservatory of Music exams.
next third and final set of performances in the this year's
concert series will be held on Friday April 5 and Saturday
April 6 at the Orleans United Church. Concert time is
special gala will also be held on Saturday, May 25.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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